This is introduction to first principles differentiation, assumes no prior knowledge. There are two activities. The first activity the student uses a ruler and a printout of a function to get a first hand understanding of a tangent line. The second activity involves find the gradient of a secant line, and take a limit by filing in a table. The answer can be checked on website page.
Introduction to First Principles Differentiation
Grade Level Grades 10-12, Higher Education, Adult Education
Resource Type Activity
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